Pottery is so on trend right now. Ceramicists are popping up everywhere and there seems to be a particular style they are using. The forms aren't typically conventional and tend to be constructed in a more makeshift and playful way. There are some key players like Saskia Pomeroy, Lucy Kirk, Karen Hagan and Charlotte Mei but the nice thing about this movement is everyone can have their own interpretation. Check out our Pinterest board below.
We were lucky enough to go to the DIY Art Market in Peckham this weekend. There was a impressive selection of designers and makers selling their goods. We loved the intentionally crude and naive hand-painted ceramics that seemed to dominate the tables. Ceramics are bang on trend at the moment, so hold tight for our Pinterest board with the hottest new styles.
Alice Mara is a fantastic ceramic artist that Alfred & Wilde had the pleasure of exhibiting with at the East London Design Show last year. Her playful designs are inspired by the urban environment, and are printed with photographic images of people and buildings, making them a nostalgic, humorous and honest snapshot of urban life. Alice is based in Ringmer in East Sussex where she designs, makes, and finishes all her own ceramics, and was kind enough to answer a Q&A for the Alfred & Wilde blog.